Airienteering with 13MIKE

by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller

AirLeg 91

“One of the most outstanding French airplane experimenters before the Wright brothers was a gent named Alphonse Penaud. One of the many models he built was powered by a rubber band! Silly, huh? Then how come it flew 131 feet back in 1872?”

1) Intercept and track inbound on the LAX VOR “076” radial

2) Descend to “1000” feet

“Jacqueline Cochran was the only woman in the McRobertson London-Melbourne Race in 1934. She won the Bendix Transcontinental Race in 1938, competing against nine male fliers! In 1945, she became the first civilian woman to receive the Distinguished Service Medal. In 1971, she was elected to the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Quite a lifetime, I'd say, wouldn't you?”

3) Who became the first woman airline pilot?

   If your answer is “Ruth Nichols”, go to AirLeg 26

   If your answer is “Amelia Earhart”, go to AirLeg 80

   If your answer is “Jacqueline Cochran”, go to AirLeg 46

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